This past weekend I was browsing the wonderfully colorful wares at Chartreuse in Seattle and fell in love with a floor lamp by Blu Dot. It's just what we've been needing for the dining room, which will benefit from a pop of color and light.
This particular lamp (#2, above) struck my fancy because of the hue (a bright sunflower yellow), the architectural construction (its various pieces are held together by magnets), the price ($299), and the height (just under 4 feet tall) — not too tall, and not so short that it'll be lost in the corner of the room.
Sure, lighting is absolutely necessary, but it doesn't hurt when it's also lovely to look at, serves as a counterpoint to a strong couch or table, or brings attention to an area that needs it. I've always admired Noguchi's Akari collection (#1, above) — moody, glowing paper light sculptures that introduce a sense of ethereal beauty to any space. Do you have a favorite floor lamp?
#1 — Akari Floor Lamp Model 10A via the Noguchi Museum
#2 — Watt Floor Lamp by Blu Dot
#3 — Spotlight Floor Lamp from Chiasso
#4 — Position Floor Lamp by Moooi via Ylighting
#5 — Possini Euro White Marble Base Arc Floor Lamp via LampsPlus
#6 — Stilt Floor Lamp by Blu Dot
#7 — Nelson Cigar Floor Lamp via DWR.com
#8 — Meridian Floor Lamp by Rachel Simon via Ylighting
#9 — Callimaco Floor Lamp by Artemide
#10 — Jonathan Adler Ventana Collection Floor Lamp via LampsPlus